The founding female boa exhibiting the
Reverse Striped trait was field collected as a young animal nearly nine years
ago. Her origin is Central American and the appearance indicates Yucatan
and other Central American boa bloodlines. The head is broad and flat.
The eyes have a burnt orange wash and a very thin dark stripe through them.
The dorsal pattern is faded and reduced. The lack of pattern on the
dorsum gives the morph name "Reverse Striped". The founding
adult female is approximately seven feet long. Through line breeding this trait has been
shown to pass on as simple recessive. This morph can exhibit degrees of
reverse striping from partial to nearly complete from
head to tail. The complete reverse stripe has two stripes on the edges
of the dorsum and no saddles from nearly head to tail. We plan on
combining and expressing the trait with super-hypo and albino. The
results of the siblings being interbred will surely produce yet another superb
Photos and article compliments of: Matthew
Jablonski and Wes Couch